Sunday, May 17, 2015

Stanford Arizona (Cactus) Garden. Saturday, May 16, 2015

Rain, thunder, and lightning kept all but the heartiest of us (Liz & Melanie) away from the Stanford Arizona Garden on Thursday --- so some Thursday Paintsites regulars were happy to join Uma's new group of Saturday Paintsite plein air painters for a day in the garden.   This made for a chance to not only paint what we'd missed (lots of cactus, some in bloom, and some interesting succulents) but also to meet some other like-minded artists.   We shared the garden with a large group of volunteers, lots of lizards, and possibly a rattlesnake -- but we all got along just fine.

For information about the Stanford Arizona Garden, see:

For information about specific plants in the Garden, see:

Upcoming Paintsites:
  • Thursday, May 21, 2015: Sunset Magazine HQ and Gardens, Menlo Park.   (This will probably be our last chance to visit this wonderful site as the building was recently sold and will probably be re-purposed.)
  • Thursday, May 28, 2015: Guadalupe Oak Grove Park, San Jose - short Hike & Sketch or Sit & Paint

Brad and Anne painting while volunteer works

Our paintings and sketches

Uma's ink pen and wash studies of cactus blossoms

Uma's unfinished painting of Alan

Uma's painting of a riot of cactus

Broncha's painting of cactus of wildly different shapes

Brad's painting of more rioting cacti

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